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Old 10-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #401
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Can you please try without gps sync? Does the clock show correct time or still shows the last time when you shut off the car?
Hi Shingo. Tried it for you this afternoon. I unchecked the GPS sync and then manually changed the time so I was about 20 minutes too fast. That way I could check it against the BMW clock in the OBD menu and make sure it was keeping its time. It did.

I shut the car off 4 different times, once for almost 3 hrs. The Eonon clock kept track of the time when the car was off, and was always exactly 20 minutes more than the BMW OBD clock. Then when I was through testing, I went back in and re-synced to the GPS, saved it by exiting, and in about 5-8 seconds, it synced up again and corrected itself to the real time.

Have no idea if the firmware update has anything to do with it though, as I have never set the time manually before and always used synced GPS time. I'd doubt the update could hurt, and its very simple to do. But you've probably also seen in just the past few posts, that Carlos / Eonon is saying we should ask them first before doing updates so we don't mess it up somehow. Several of us are asking him for clarification on this, and I'm sure you'll see his post when he replies. Good luck.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:04 PM   #402
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How many of you installed a rear view camera as well?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:30 PM   #403
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Ordered one and tested to see if it works, but haven't installed mine yet.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #404
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Re: Group Buy for Eonon D5150 BMW E46 Car GPS with ARM Processor & Cool UI & NFC Supp

I ordered one but waiting for it to come in and install it before I put the D5150 in.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #405
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Ordered one and tested to see if it works, but haven't installed mine yet.
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Did you guys get the E46 specific one that replaces the license plate light or something else?

Trying to decide which one to order...
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:25 AM   #406
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Can you guys tell me if you experience any crashes with your units? Are they frequent?
Also a question about the clock... After you install the eonon d5150 unit does te BC (screen that shows consumtion etc. under the speedo) still show the correct clock? Is it conected to the Eonon unit?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #407
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Did you guys get the E46 specific one that replaces the license plate light or something else?

Trying to decide which one to order...
I don't have one yet, but I don't plan on using E46 specific one, because I have Umnitza Ion V4 licence plate lights, and I don't want to mess intesity, color, brightness of those because they look great the way they are. That's why I'm gonna go with this exact one:

It needs drilling only one relatively small hole in trunk lid handle, you can choose color (black in my case, obviously), you can choose CMOS or CCD on and you can even choose wired or wireless (I'm gonna go with wireless kit because I don't wanna mess with cabling from the back to the front of the car.)


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...Also a question about the clock... After you install the eonon d5150 unit does te BC (screen that shows consumtion etc. under the speedo) still show the correct clock? Is it conected to the Eonon unit?
Tade, my understanding is that no aftermarket unit's clock (in E46) has to anything with the clock in instrument cluster. OEM radio/CD does - it reads the data from the instrument cluster's one, and not vice versa. Bottom line: instrument cluster clock shows the time whichever you set using instrument cluster knob. Most aftermarket E46 units show the time you set using unit itself.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #408
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Can you guys tell me if you experience any crashes with your units? Are they frequent?
Also a question about the clock... After you install the eonon d5150 unit does te BC (screen that shows consumtion etc. under the speedo) still show the correct clock? Is it conected to the Eonon unit?
My Eonon has crashed 2 times since I got it about 2 and 1/2 months ago. Both times were when using GPS and I use Igo Primo. The first time I just exited out of the GPS and went right back in and the GPS worked fine. The second time, it locked the unit up completely and I had to hit the reset button which fixed it. Of course when you do that, you lose all of your settings, as it goes back to factory default settings. I suggest you write down what your settings are, including your 5 screens of radio pre-sets, and keep it in the glove box. It will make it much easier and quicker to re-enter them all, if you ever have to reset, or do any firmware upgrade, as that also goes to factory default settings when it reboots.

As to the BMW obc clock in the dash cluster, it is separate from the Eonon clock and you set it like you always have. Adjusting its time has no effect on the Eonon clock and adjusting the Eonon clock has no effect on it either.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #409
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Tade, my understanding is that no aftermarket unit's clock (in E46) has to anything with the clock in instrument cluster. OEM radio/CD does - it reads the data from the instrument cluster's one, and not vice versa. Bottom line: instrument cluster clock shows the time whichever you set using instrument cluster knob. Most aftermarket E46 units show the time you set using unit itself.
Thanks for the info, it makes perfect sense now

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My Eonon has crashed 2 times since I got it about 2 and 1/2 months ago. Both times were when using GPS and I use Igo Primo. The first time I just exited out of the GPS and went right back in and the GPS worked fine. The second time, it locked the unit up completely and I had to hit the reset button which fixed it. Of course when you do that, you lose all of your settings, as it goes back to factory default settings. I suggest you write down what your settings are, including your 5 screens of radio pre-sets, and keep it in the glove box. It will make it much easier and quicker to re-enter them all, if you ever have to reset, or do any firmware upgrade, as that also goes to factory default settings when it reboots.

As to the BMW obc clock in the dash cluster, it is separate from the Eonon clock and you set it like you always have. Adjusting its time has no effect on the Eonon clock and adjusting the Eonon clock has no effect on it either.
Thank you .. Will go ahead and buy the unit

If anyone else has any experience with their unit crashing, please comment

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #410
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I wouldn't worry about the unit crashing. Almost 100% of the time, crashing is due to a software issue, which is easily fixable via firmware upgrades, which Eonon has appeared willing to do already since I've already seen one floating around.

Also, since this is Windows CE based, by definition it will crash. CE isn't really a robust embedded OS.

You SHOULD be concerned that you can live with whatever hardware the unit comes with. Hardware is not easily upgradeable, so make sure you can live the the bluetooth mic, the color of the LEDs, the resolution of the touchscreen (which is pretty good, btw), etc.

Incidentally, in the week I've had it, my unit has not crashed unless I did something stupid like pull out the GPS SD while iGo was running.

No hard resets needed.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:45 PM   #411
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being windows ce based lockups will happen,in my case it generally happens when switching out of gps back to radio or ipod,intrestingly,the d5113 did not have any problems at all with this issue
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #412
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Hi Shingo. Tried it for you this afternoon. I unchecked the GPS sync and then manually changed the time so I was about 20 minutes too fast. That way I could check it against the BMW clock in the OBD menu and make sure it was keeping its time. It did.

I shut the car off 4 different times, once for almost 3 hrs. The Eonon clock kept track of the time when the car was off, and was always exactly 20 minutes more than the BMW OBD clock. Then when I was through testing, I went back in and re-synced to the GPS, saved it by exiting, and in about 5-8 seconds, it synced up again and corrected itself to the real time.

Have no idea if the firmware update has anything to do with it though, as I have never set the time manually before and always used synced GPS time. I'd doubt the update could hurt, and its very simple to do. But you've probably also seen in just the past few posts, that Carlos / Eonon is saying we should ask them first before doing updates so we don't mess it up somehow. Several of us are asking him for clarification on this, and I'm sure you'll see his post when he replies. Good luck.
Hmm, in my first annoyance with the unit, I find that the time displayed in iGO when I have the Nav up is correct, and synced with GPS, however, the main screen of the Eonon unit has a different time and it is incorrect.

Anyone seen this before or know how to deal with it?

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #413
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Hi WOLFN8TR, i have just got the software for the volume issue you mentioned, i will send it to you soon.
And for the LED button, when you turn on headlight at night, the unit will turn to "Moon" mode and also the LED light will on automatically. So it is still too bright for you? Actually, we have not collected much feedback before, but i will reflect to R&D also. I suggest you change another LED light color to have a try. Hope it wil help. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #414
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Hi Carlos, I have a few ideas/bug reports/ and suggestions after living with the unit for a week - would the latest firmware address any of these?:

-I discovered a pleasant surprise - the unit actually responds to the brightness knob that adjusts how bright your orange backlight is on the instrument cluster...This is cool, but the problem is that it responds to the inverse. If you have your instrument cluster at full bright, the Eonon is at it's dimmest. If you set the instrument cluster to full dim, the Eonon gets brighter. It also appears to only work at the extremes, the brightest and dimmest setting

-I agree with the feedback that it would be nice to permanently set the night mode to something dimmer than it currently is.

-For some reason, my Eonon clock does not sync with GPS and is way off, but the clock in iGO, when I have the Nav up is fine and spot on.

-I cant figure out how to get the unit to not play any music and just show NAV. For example - I am listening to the radio. i want to turn off the radio, but keep the NAV on. I cant figure out how to do it. I can turn the entire unit off, but I cant have the unit on with no music. Similarly, if I am listening to iPod, I want to turn it off and have no music. I cant, other than to push pause - but then when I restart the car and the unit reboots, the iPod is playing again. It would be nice to have a full STOP button instead of just Pause.

-Small nit, but the color temperature of the orange in the LED is a bit too yellow compared to "official" BMW orange.

But overall, as I said, I love the unit.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:51 PM   #415
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For some reason, my Eonon clock does not sync with GPS and is way off, but the clock in iGO, when I have the Nav up is fine and spot on.
Just curious what GMT zone you used in the Eonon setting. Do you have your Eonon set @ -7:00 (thats Negative 7:00) which is the correct GMT timezone for the bay area in California? For instance if you had read or heard it was a 7, and entered it as a Positive 7:00 rather than Negative 7:00 then it would be way off.

I'm guessing the Igo program doesn't get its clock time from another source, but itself calculates it from the gps signals as it obviously knows where you are in which timezone to within a few feet.

(Note - if anyone needs their code, just google GMT timezone and your local city name and several sites will come up showing you the correct timezone offset. One of these that looks good is timeanddate.com. Click on time zones then time zone maps. There's an easy search function by putting in your city name, and a world map view showing all the time zones. Some zones are a negative number and some are positive.)
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #416
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is there another link to the firmware? every time I go to download it, I get 'Failed - Network error'

EDIT: I was using chrome.... tried it with Internet Explorer and it downloaded just fine
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:20 PM   #417
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Just curious what GMT zone you used in the Eonon setting. Do you have your Eonon set @ -7:00 (thats Negative 7:00) which is the correct GMT timezone for the bay area in California? For instance if you had read or heard it was a 7, and entered it as a Positive 7:00 rather than Negative 7:00 then it would be way off.

I'm guessing the Igo program doesn't get its clock time from another source, but itself calculates it from the gps signals as it obviously knows where you are in which timezone to within a few feet.

(Note - if anyone needs their code, just google GMT timezone and your local city name and several sites will come up showing you the correct timezone offset. One of these that looks good is timeanddate.com. Click on time zones then time zone maps. There's an easy search function by putting in your city name, and a world map view showing all the time zones. Some zones are a negative number and some are positive.)
No, I am at UTC -7 for both GPS and iGo. I'm not just off by hours. I am off by hours and minutes. If it were just UTC time zone issue, it would just be hours and the minutes would be accurate.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:48 AM   #418
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Has anyone installed a camera that doesn't have that extra trigger wire? Want to know if it's required.

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:47 AM   #419
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Hi Carlos,

My Eonon unit does the same thing with the volume as WOLFN8TR's. I might as well update the software for that too, if you can send to me, or post it somewhere where all of us with that same issue can get it.

And I noticed you've said a few times now, that we should not update software without contacting you'all about it first.

I can see why we would not want to update the D5150 with the software for another model, say for instance that of the D5113. But wouldn't all the Eonon D5150's use the same software, which we could update periodically to the latest version with all the various fixes you've done? Thanks for all your help.
Hi Keaton1, there is no problem, we will send you the software soon.
And for the software updating, since every batch may has difference in software and hardware, we have different software for different batch product, to save the troubles of updating, we suggest you PM ME before update to get the correct & latest one. Thanks for understanding.
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What I meant is the settings on brightness, contrast, etc not able to save the changes. All the rest (radio stations memory, wallpaper, order of icons, clock, etc) do save accordingly and as needed.

If I hit the "moon" icon, my screen dims but only... lets say... 15% less bright. If I go on to the settings section to adjust my brightness & contrast to bring it very low (lets say 80% than the factory default), then, next time I drive the car at night and hit the "moon" again, the brightness won't go down 80% as I prefer... will only dim about 15% less as it is the default.

I suggested that it would be very good if the amount of "dimming" when hitting the "moon" be user-customized it to a MUCH more lower brightness/contrast
so one single click to the moon icon (every time we come back to the car) will really decrease the light significantly.


Also, on the software update, I did not mean customized software... I meant the system upgrade that is available and that it seems that you are also creating additional software upgrades for different individuals.

Can you post the links here to download the system upgrades and perhaps the other upgrades you have...?

Hi Bimmersoul, thanks for give me more details. Thanks for your suggestion, i will reflect to the R&D and if we will make it in the future, i will keep you informed then. Thanks a lot!

However, the brightness and also the contrast can be saved normally. So your unit only the brightness & contrast can not be saved? Could you PM me a short video?
Meanwhile, for the software updating, since every batch may has difference in software and hardware, we have different software for different batch product, to save the troubles of updating, wwe suggest you PM ME before update to get the correct & latest one. Thanks for understanding.
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